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Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt since 1 December 1988
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MOVING MEMOIR Holding the Man actor Dan Musgrove with the first AIDS memorial quilt created in 1988 to remember victims of the disease.
Actor true to Tim’s AIDS journey tale
A fresh face on Auckland’s theatre scene is holding his own in a play about love, AIDS and football.Dan Musgrove will take to the stage of the Herald Theatre tonight as Tim Conigrave in Holding the Man, an adaptation of Tim’s autobiographical memoir and one of Australia’s most popular books. The play depicts the true story of Tim’s life-long relationship with John Caleo, the captain of a school Aussie Rules football team, and the pair’s journey together during the time of the AIDS epidemic in Australia in the mid 1970s. Dan says he was immediately struck by the extremely personal nature of the play and how well playwright Tommy Murphy had captured the book. Photo © Jason Oxenham Auckland Now

7 August 2009
Jocelyn Rein, Auckland